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S{ p VERSATEC Electrographic supplies. 

The critical difference. 



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A XEROX COMPANY 










Are you getting the 
plot quality you deserve? 




VERSATEC'S^ 
SCANNING^ 
ELECTRON 
MICROGRAPHS 
REVEAL 
THE MICRO- 
TOPOGRAPHY 
OF THE 
PAPER 
SURFACE. 



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Each one of us who has worked with elec- 
trostatic plotters has shared the same exper- 
ience. The plotter is producing excellent 
output, but when you change paper or film, 
quality changes. The wrong paper. A differ- 
ent brand of film. Improperly stored supplies. 
An unknown toner. All can reduce the quality 
of hard copy output. 

Media may play a relatively unimportant role 
in some hard copy technologies, but it is a 
critical component of the electrostatic plot- 
ting technique. If the paper or film does not 
hold the appropriate electrical charge, there 
is no image. Any deviation from standard 
reduces image quality. 

Your electrographic supplies do make a dif- 
ference. The paper or film must maintain con- 
sistent, correct dielectric surface resistivity 
and conductive substrate. Precise location 
and proper density of sensor marks assure 
correct form feed, top-of-form (fan-fold), and 
sensing of "low" and "out" supply conditions. 
Protective packaging is necessary to shield 
paper from humidity, an especially critical 
factor in color and high resolution plotting. 

Versatec does more to assure that electro- 
graphic supplies deliver the plot quality you 
deserve. It can make the critical difference 
in your satisfaction. 

Improving quality. 

Versatec established its own materials re- 
search group in 1977. Responsible for more 
than fifty patents, this group includes chem- 




ists, chemical engineers, physicists, electri- 
cal engineers, and materials scientists. They 
have improved coating formulations, pro- 
cesses, yields, and testing methodology. 

Materials research is dedicated primarily 
to improving paper, film, and toner. Versatec 
researchers evaluate existing products, 
develop new materials, and help customers 
solve specific application problems. They 
continue to improve materials and coatings, 




study environmental issues, and enhance 
electrostatic plotting price/performance. 

Versatec researchers have developed pa- 
pers with lower background and higher con- 
trast images, films with improved dielectric 
coating, blacker, smudge-resistant toners 
and new exclusive color toners. They have 
tested materials for chemical resistance, 
wear resistance, electrical conductance, 
and temperature stability. 



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<4 TESTS OF MEDIA AND TONER 
^ WITH VARIOUS VERSATEC PLOTTERS 
OFFER REAL-WORLD 
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. 



PROCESS DIAGRAM 




THREE STATION COATING LINE 



AAA, 



PAPER CONVERSION 



UNTREATED 
PAPER ROLLS 



FIRST 
COATING 



SECOND 
COATING 



THIRD 
COATING 




"\/\/\/\/ FAN FOLD 



BATCHING AND MIXING 



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At quality control laboratories in Santa Clara, 
California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 
Versatec media undergoes over 35 analytical 
and performance tests. Brightness. Coating 
thickness. Charge acceptance. Surface 
roughness. Curl. And more. 

But Versatec does more than test supplies. 
Versatec is the only manufacturer to warranty 
the compatibility of hardware with supplies. 
w e test the complete output system — plotter, 
dia, and toner — in actual plotting applica- 
L.ons. Does the image maintain the appropri- 
ate density. Is contrast sufficient? Does this 
plot represent the best in Versatec quality? 

Research and quality control assure ever 
improving appearance, utility, and continuity 
of your plotting images. 

Building in quality. 

Our own specialized paper coating plant in 
Oklahoma City gives Versatec better control 
of quality and cost. Devoted exclusively to 
production of elec- 
trographic mediator 
our plotters, the 
plant is optimized to 
meet Versatec's 
special electrical, 
chemical, and 
physical require- 
ments. The plant 
further improves 
plotter output qual- 
ity, reduces sup- 
plies cost, and im- 
proves customer service. 

The plant uses three process control comput- 
ers to monitor and control the production of 
re than 1 .8 million square feet of paper 
j shift. Base web stock is coated with one 
dielectric and two conductive coats, cut to 
proper width and length, and packaged for 




PACKAGING SYSTEM 




shipment. The 50,000 square foot facility also 
includes a fully equipped quality control 
laboratory. 

The most modern automated facility of its 
kind in the United States, the plant is one of 
only four such facilities capable of precision 
coating across a 79-inch web. Direct Versa- 
tec process control and on-site acceptance 
testing assure fast reaction feedback and 
process correction. 




Quality through service. 



The best research, manufacturing, and qual- 
ity control have no value until their benefits 
are delivered to your plotting application. 
Your direct link with Versatec is your own 
supplies sales specialist. 

The supplies sales specialist has direct re- 
sponsibility for your account. Dedicated to 










helping you obtain quality output, this spe- 
cialist can help you determine the supplies 
that best meet your needs. What's new, what's 
improved, what's best for your special re- 
quirements? What order quantities and fre- 
quency will provide a smooth flow of supplies 
while avoiding excessive inventories or criti- 
cal shortages? Your supplies sales specialist 
has the answers. 

Call toll free at (800) 538-6468, in California 
(800) 672-3307, in Canada (800) 268-3335, 
or direct at (408) 748-3080. 

But what if a phone call doesn't solve your 
problem? Then a regional Versatec supplies 
technical supplies representative will come 
to your facility and investigate the problem. 
Versatec is the only plotter manufacturer 
that offers service and support people for 
both hardware and supplies. 

Instead of finger-pointing, you get an answer 
that considers the entire plotting system. And 
if on-site service can't resolve the problem, 
we call in headquarters equipment and mate- 
rials research support. 

Research. Manufacturing. Quality control. 
Direct sales and service support. You get it 
all with Versatec supplies — the critical differ- 
ence in plotting. So get the plot quality you 
deserve. Specify Versatec supplies. 

Related Versatec products. 

Versatec offers a complete line of hard copy 
output equipment including: monochrome 
and color electrostatic plotters in narrow and 
wide formats; thermal transfer color plotters; 
high speed rasterizers; interfaces; control- 
lers; software and supplies. 

The Supplies Division of Versatec offers both 
electrographic and thermal transfer supplies. 
Toners, papers and film are available for Ver- 
satec electrostatic plotters. Thermal transfer 
supplies include ink donor rolls, cut sheet pa- 
per and film transparencies. Versatec sup- 
plies you with the complete plotting solution! 



4 VERSATEC LABORATORIES 
^ TEST THE CHEMICAL PURITY 
OF VERSATEC SUPPLIES. 





Versatec, a Xerox company, is the world's 
leading manufacturer of electrostatic print- 
ers, plotters and output systems. Versatec 
has sold more electrostatic output devices 
than all other competitors combined. We offer 
more electrostatic models (both color and 
monochrome), thermal transfer color plotters, 
interfaces, rasterizers, controllers, software 
packages, supplies and accessories. 



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VERSATEC 

A XEROX COMPANY 



Technical Supplies Representative locations: 

Boston: (617) 229-6740 
Detroit: (313) 348-5100 
Dallas: (214) 620-7620 
Santa Clara: (408) 988-2800 



Versatec Headquarters 

2710 Walsh Avenue 
Santa Clara, California 95051 
Telephone (408) 988-2800 
Telex 334421 

Versatec Canada 

251 Consumers Road, Ste. 802 
Willowdale, Ontario M2J 4T5 
Telephone: 416-494-8204 
Telex: 06-0986616 



Versatec (SA) 

Rue de College Saint Michel 9 

1150 Brussels 

Belgium 

Telephone: 32-2-771 9907 

Telex: 61 286 VSCBRUB 

Versatec, Inc. (UK) 

Versatec Electronics Ltd. (VEL) 

5 Oxford Road 

Newbury, Berkshire RG13 1QD 

England 

Telephone: 44-635-30778 

Telex: 847259 VTECUKG 

Versatec France 

Immeuble Le Baltique 

Avenue De Le Baltique 

ZA De Courtaboeuf 

91940 LesUlis 

France 

Telephone: 33-1-6446-1414 

Telex: 692235 VERSAT F 



Versatec GmbH 

Kolpingring 18A 
D-8024 Oberhaching 
West Germany 
Telephone: 49-89-61003-1 
Telex: 897407 VETEC D 

Versatec (BV) 

Strijkviertel 35 

3454 PJ De Meern 

Netherlands 

Telephone: 31-3406-64504 

Telex: 70880 VETEC NL 

Fuji-Xerox Co. Ltd. 

2-11 , Nishi-Shinjuku 3 Chome 

Shinjuku-ku 

Tokyo 160 

Telephone: 81-3-342-7481 

Telex: 78124988 

Cable: FUJIXEROX TOKYO 



™ Versatec and Versaplot are trademarks of Versatec. 
XEROX® is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. 



Bulletin No. 597-1 Printed in U.S.A. © Versatec, October 1986